Learn Italian from Pinocchio: chapter 8

In this post, your study of Italian will cover the entirety of chapter 8 of Le avventure di Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi. In this eighth chapter, Pinocchio gets his feet replaced, and Geppetto sells his coat so that he can buy Pinocchio the alphabet book he needs for school. If you wish to consult Le avventure di Pinocchio online, you will find a link in the index … Continue reading Learn Italian from Pinocchio: chapter 8

Learn Italian from Pinocchio: chapter 7, part 4

In this fourth and final part of chapter 7 from Le avventure di Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi, Pinocchio resigns himself to eating the cores and skins of the pears so as to placate his hunger. The first portion of text you will consider here reads as follows: Quando Pinocchio in due bocconi ebbe mangiata la prima pera, fece l’atto di buttar via il torsolo; ma Geppetto gli … Continue reading Learn Italian from Pinocchio: chapter 7, part 4

Learn Italian from Pinocchio: chapter 7, part 3

Pinocchio is starving, but he still manages to turn his nose up at food that has been offered to him. This post continues your study of chapter 7 of Le avventure di Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi. The first portion of text you will consider here reads: E il povero Pinocchio cominciò a piangere e a berciare così forte, che lo sentivano da cinque chilometri lontano. Geppetto, che … Continue reading Learn Italian from Pinocchio: chapter 7, part 3

Italian translation exercise 20

If you have worked through the last four posts pertaining to your study of the language used in Le avventure di Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi, that is, part 1 and part 2 of chapter 6, and part 1 and part 2 of chapter 7, then test your knowledge of the usages you have encountered by translating the following sentences from English to Italian. He is … Continue reading Italian translation exercise 20

Learn Italian from Pinocchio: chapter 7, part 2

Geppetto, in this next part of your study of chapter 7 of Le avventure di Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi, manages to enter his house, where he discovers Pinocchio lying on the floor with his feet burnt off. Out of compassion for his injured son, Geppetto addresses Pinocchio as Pinocchiuccio mio. The first portion of text you will consider here reads as follows: Geppetto, credendo che tutti questi … Continue reading Learn Italian from Pinocchio: chapter 7, part 2

Learn Italian from Pinocchio: chapter 7, part 1

This post begins your study of the Italian language as used in chapter 7 of Le avventure di Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi. Should you wish to read the chapter before beginning your study here, you will find a link in the index where you can read the book online. The introductory text to chapter 7 reads as follows: Geppetto torna a casa, e dà al … Continue reading Learn Italian from Pinocchio: chapter 7, part 1

Learn Italian from Pinocchio: chapter 6, part 2

In this second and final part of chapter 6 from Le avventure di Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi, Pinocchio experiences a number of inconveniences: he gets a basinful of water poured on him by an old man, returns home drenched from head to toe, and burns his feet off while sleeping by the fire. The first portion of text you will consider here reads as follows: Dopo mezzo … Continue reading Learn Italian from Pinocchio: chapter 6, part 2

Learn Italian from Pinocchio: chapter 6, part 1

This post begins your study of chapter 6 of Le avventure di Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi. Beginning with this chapter, each new post will look at larger portions of text from the book than was done in the posts pertaining to the previous chapters. I encourage you to read the entire chapter first on your own. You will find a link in the index where … Continue reading Learn Italian from Pinocchio: chapter 6, part 1

Italian translation exercise 19

Now that you have worked through the last three parts (part 4, part 5, part 6) of your study of chapter 5 of Carlo Collodi’s Le avventure di Pinocchio, test your ability at translating the following sentences from English to Italian, using the vocabulary you have encountered here. I have also included a few new usages for you to learn. I did not know how … Continue reading Italian translation exercise 19

Learn Italian from Pinocchio: chapter 5, part 6

After his meal flies out the window on him, Pinocchio has a conniption fit and regrets not having obeyed his babbo. In this post, which concludes your study of chapter 5 of Le avventure di Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi, you begin with the following portion of text, the first of several: Ciò detto, distese le ali, e, infilata la finestra che era aperta, se ne volò via … Continue reading Learn Italian from Pinocchio: chapter 5, part 6